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So what’s a good use for that PC Card slot?

fwilhelm Page Icon Posted 2021-02-28 4:52 PM
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Besides multiple options for wifi cards, what do you use your PC Card slot for?

Storage? Anything else?

Thanks for any suggestion.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-02-28 6:33 PM
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With or without a CF adapter: bluetooth, storage, serial, wired ethernet, modem (56K or 3g), external VGA. About covers it.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2021-03-01 12:51 AM
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GPS, digital camera, floppy disk drive
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yeek Page Icon Posted 2021-03-01 11:21 AM
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Adaptec SlimSCSI 1460D!
I know, I know, SCSI is dead but c'mon there's so many SCSI devices out there and who wouldn't want to grab all those old tape and Jaz disk backups and get them onto some more modern media. I'll be the first to admit it's weird as anything to hook an external drive up to a palmtop that's half the size of the device you're plugging it into but hey, it works.
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-03-01 4:16 PM
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yeek - 2021-03-01 3:21 AM

Adaptec SlimSCSI 1460D!
I know, I know, SCSI is dead but c'mon there's so many SCSI devices out there and w ho wouldn't want to grab all those old tape and Jaz disk backups and get them onto some more modern media. I'll be the first to admit it's weird as anything to hook an external drive up to a palmtop that's half the size of the device you're plugging it into but hey, it works.


I've always had a gnawing suspicion that I was missing out on something of major importance. Some would say this validates my worry that I'm somehow missing out, having been overlooked, even running on 3 cylinders.

I believe C:Amie summed it up best though.

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-03-01 4:36 PM
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Pifft, don't give me the credit. I've no idea what I'm talking about
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-03-01 8:42 PM
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If it's a Hewlett-Packard H/PC, you can sync a Rex PDA:

https://the-gadgeteer.com/2001/03/12/rex_6000_review/
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-03-02 10:48 AM
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secret drawer for PC Card.
https://pl.pinterest.com/pin/393150242440751768

DIY version:
https://www.instructables.com/PC-card-stash./

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-03-02 12:27 PM
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I was going to sarcastically say chewing gum holder actually

CF/SD cards are going to rattle around in there a bit though. It could do with some foam lining.
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-03-02 1:07 PM
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C:Amie - 2021-03-02 9:27 PM

I was going to sarcastically say chewing gum holder actually

CF/SD cards are going to rattle around in there a bit though. It could do with some foam lining.


Haha. I think I saw one of that "storage" somewhere in a website like Engadget long time ago, and suddenly remembered it.

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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-03-03 4:47 PM
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Good place to stash that wad of 100 euro/dollar bills. Kinda "fits the bill" as the saying goes!

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-03-03 6:15 PM
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Euro's? What kind of a boy do you think I am!
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joval Page Icon Posted 2021-03-03 6:31 PM
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C:Amie - 2021-03-03 10:15 AM

Euro's? What kind of a boy do you think I am!


Damn, tarnation alive!! Shear Blasphemy (another Russian hack?)!!! I meant £ / $ / € but couldn't find it on my keyboard. Please don't suspend my HPC/Factor account!!

Actually, I was just checking to see if you were awake...now I know how to get your attention!!

Joval

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2021-03-12 6:14 AM
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No sooner do I mention the Rex PDA above than an article comes out remembering the device:

https://hackaday.com/2021/03/11/rex-wasnt-really-a-pda-it-was-the-fi...
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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-03-12 7:47 AM
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Do you know about the Chip Card TC-100 by IBM Japan?

It's similar.

Japanese Wikipedia:
https://ja.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChipCard_TC-100

The cool part is it becomes recognized as a SRAM from Windows 95!

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